Data2Know Issue 2012: Volume 11, Issue 1
Deciphering Large Company Ownership
Large companies become complicated quickly. The corporate tree is just that, a top-down view of companies and ownership. The corporate tree provides a clear understanding about the ultimate parent company. Publicly traded companies will have their corporate structures written in their annual reports. Even so, that information is not easily discerned.
Data2Know Issue 2012: Volume 11, Issue 2
Inside secrets of Media Research - Part 1
With 24 hour news, press releases, videos, interviews, Web releases, and company announcements, almost everyone seems to get his or her chance at 15 minutes of fame, and that translates into hours of saved research time. Researching news in databases, through paper indexes, or by instant alerts, is a skill that is different fro traditional investigations. Many investigators do not delve deep enough into the news for relevant stories or potential connections; yet the news is exactly where to find many leads.
Data2Know Issue 2012: Volume 11, Spring Special Issue
An Insider's Guide to Twitter Tracking
When asking a room full of investigators, "How many of you have a LinkedIn account?" I usually receive a healthy number of responses. Next I inquire about Facebook and always tend to see less in the numbers, citing their security concerns.
Data2Know Issue 2012: Volume 11, Issue 3
Inside secrets of Media Research - Part 2
Being able to locate leads from 1950s news indexes will earn you the right to claim your favorite chair in the reference section of your local library; however, you need to understand today's technology and how it quickly brings braking news to your attention. This is especially important because you can not underestimate the value of news for investigations. So many cases are handled in a short time because of what is reported in the media.
Data2Know Issue 2012: Volume 11, Issue 4
Across the Boarder - Due Diligence in Mexico
How does the savvy investigator determine if a Mexican company all its principals are reputable and free from any encumbrances? We'll give you the step-by-step of due diligence searches inside the Mexican borders. You'll learn that even the small investigative firms can effectively tackle this seemingly daunting task.
Data2Know Issue 2012: Volume 11, Fall Special Issue
Protecting Your Image Online
"Have you Googled yourself lately?"